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Blockchain technology is more than distributed ledger technology – it is a method to solving the social problem of trust. This session explores the full range of functions that blockchain can unlock within the life sciences ecosystem.
  • Define the key characteristics of blockchain
  • Identify major challenges within the industry and explore how blockchain technology can be part of the solution
  • Assess the risks and advantages to this highly disruptive technology
  • Develop a roadmap for your organization
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for a digital solution to monitor compliance within the vaccine supply chain. Blockchain can provide environmental monitoring during transport and storage, provide visibility throughout the chain of custody, and ensure traceability in the conference of a recall.
  • Hypothesize end-to-end use cases to eliminate supply chain vulnerabilities
  • Consider how smart contracts can be utilized to verify environmental conditions
  • Utilize blockchain to provide insights on inventory and ensure traceability
Clear use cases are emerging within the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries signaling the impact of blockchain solutions in providing transparency, traceability, and efficiency. As several pilots have been initiated, it is important to consider the challenges in advancing the use of this technology from proof of concept to full-scale implementation.
  • Review promising pilot/proof-of-concept work
  • Grasp challenges of expanding blockchain use from pilot to full-scale

In recent years, AI and digital technologies have been utilized to improve health outcomes. In market access, blockchain can provide key stakeholders with reliable real-time data and indisputable records, ultimately providing smarter, practical market access solutions. Ensuring all entities are part of the blockchain network poses a challenge.

  • Review the most challenging issues in market access and health economics
  • Conceptualize uses for blockchain to meet these challenges
  • Address barriers to successfully implementing a blockchain solution within this field
Employing a blockchain based system in clinical trials can provide an innovative solution to ensuring trust and transparency amongst all parties. In addition to improved data integrity, blockchain technology can allow for expanded patient recruitment and enable full trial decentralization.
  • Explore the use case for blockchain in improving the quality of clinical trial data and securing patient data
  • Focus on consent management in blockchain protocols
  • Recognize the limitations of using blockchain in clinical trials
For blockchain to be a successful solution, all entities must come together to establish data standards. Additionally, companies need to assess how their current data management systems can be integrated into new digital solutions.
  • Consider ways to establish data standards with multiple entities
  • Generate efficiencies by streamlining data exchanges between key stakeholders in the supply chain
  • Provide proper training and guidance for teams involved in implementing digital solutions
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Blockchain technology benefits the highly regulated life sciences industry by allowing for transparent, efficient, and reliable data exchanges. However, as blockchain technology is still relatively new to the industry, we need to explore the legal and regulatory impact for drug and device manufacturers.
  • Review federal regulations pertaining to tracking and tracking products, clinical trials, and data privacy
  • Debate how these regulations may be affected when exploring blockchain solutions
  • Discuss accountability when data is shared across the globe
  • Discuss the impact from a federal and state level
Building personalized digital healthcare solutions to support clinical claims is of great importance to the drug industry. This session details the use of blockchain to solve and monitor medical device identity management for highly regulated SAMD/SIMD products.
  • Prioritize patient identity management and data privacy protection
  • Manage device and package identity while sourcing and scanning
  • Maintain qualified and validated software components to manage regulated, compliant medical devices.

A major challenge to the global pharmaceutical/medical device supply chain is the prevalence of counterfeit drugs and devices. PharmaLedger, an EU-funded public-private partnership is developing an electronic product information and product authentication capability which can be adopted as a common solution for the industry and patients.

  • PharmaLedger project overview
  • Scope of the electronic product information and anti-counterfeiting use cases
  • Patient engagement and empowerment to verify product authenticity
With growing concerns around patient privacy, can blockchain technology be an efficient solution to managing electronic medical records?
 
  • Theorize uses for blockchain in securing patient data while enhancing data collection
  • Achieve interoperability by empowering and incentivizing patients to contribute to their health data
  • Examine global economic implications
Blockchain technology has penetrated nearly every global industry and its capabilities are continuing to evolve. Join our panelists as they discuss all the ways they see the life sciences ecosystem changing over the next decade.
  • Consider the implications of treating data like property
  • Address the regulatory and governance requirements
  • Discuss the global economic impact